Online Professional Development from Macquarie University Reading Clinic - SPELD NSW

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Online Professional Development from Macquarie University Reading Clinic

Lots of great online Professional Development coming up from Macquarie University Reading Clinic in 2023!

Anxiety in Poor Readers: Evidence, Assessment, and Intervention

For Educators

For Clinicians

Start Date – 22 August 2023
The goal of this workshop is to equip learners with an understanding of the scientific evidence for anxiety in poor readers, how to identify if a child with poor reading might be experiencing anxiety, and what treatment options are available for such children.


Assessment and Treatment Approaches for Children with Spelling Difficulties

Start Date – 19 September 2023
This course will provide learners with an overview of cognitive models of spelling, and how these models can guide carefully structured assessments and programming for individually-targeted interventions. This course would be beneficial for psychologists, speech pathologists, primary general education teachers, special education teachers, learning enhancement teachers, school counsellors, or any other professional that is interested in learning more about how to assess and treat spelling difficulties.


Working Memory and Reading Difficulties

Start Date – 21 November 2023
This course will provide learners with an overview of cognitive models of reading and working memory. It will review working memory interventions, including the role of working memory training in treating reading difficulties. Finally, it will review the implications of poor working memory in the classroom and clinical practice, and how these difficulties may be supported.


How to Teach Phonics in K-2

Start Date – 1 January 2024
This course is aimed at teachers wanting to teach evidence-based explicit systematic phonics in Kindergarten to Grade 2. By the end of this course, teachers will have been introduced to the evidence base for teaching phonics, relevant linguistic terminology and some of the most effective instructional techniques. We will also highlight NSW’s new phonics syllabus. We will examine different scope and sequences and their important role in systematic teaching.


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